When I entered through the arch into Harry Potter World and heard the music I started crying and my dad started laughing at me.
This is the initial commercial from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter that made me want to go to Universal Studios since it opened.
The park has two parts: Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Diagon Alley is partially open air and partially covered to create the darker look. It has winding streets, tiny stores, and interactive checkpoints where you can see magic happen.
At the gift shop you could buy a wand in these vintage boxes. I ended up getting a Time Turner keychain that I still have attached to my car keys to this day.
The best part of the trip was the frozen Butterbeer and I still use my cup as a toothbrush holder so I can see it everyday.
Departure Date: December 30th
Arrived in Miami for the Orange Bowl on December 31st
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